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Matt Rodgers - Advertising Director

About Matt Rodgers:

A lifelong resident of Gallia County, Matt has worked in the advertising department for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune and The Daily Sentinel in Pomeroy for the last 17 years.

Matt and his wife reside in Gallipolis with their three sons.

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Bud Hunt - Regional VP / Group Publisher

About Bud Hunt:

Bud is a Regional Vice President and Group Publisher for AIM Media Midwest. Locally, his publications include the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, The Daily Sentinel in Pomeroy, and the Point Pleasant Register.

Hunt has an extensive background in media, holding senior management positions in several organizations. Prior to joining AIM Media Midwest, he was vice president of revenue at Rust Communications in Cape Girardeau, Mo. During his time with Rust, he also served as regional vice president, regional publisher and editor working with newspapers in southeast Missouri and west Tennessee.

He began his newspaper career with Park Communications, serving as advertising manager, editor and general manager of newspapers in Arkansas. He has won several awards for performance and editorial excellence during his career, as did newspapers under his guidance.

Hunt has a strong history of community involvement, including past chairman of the Board of Trustees for Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center, Kennett, Mo., past president Kennett Chamber of Commerce, past board member Kennett United Way, and past chairman, Cherokee District, Greater St. Louis Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of the inaugural Missouri Seismic Safety Commission and was active in his local church, First United Methodist Church, Kennett.

During his newspaper career, Hunt served as a president of the Southeast Missouri Press Association and was a member of Inland Press Association’s inaugural Executive Program for Innovative Change (EPIC), a year-long study looking at innovation within the newspaper industry.

Hunt and his wife Lee have two children, Adam Nichols and his wife, Andrea, who live in St. Charles, Mo., and Haylee and Justin Owens, who live in Cape Girardeau, Mo. They have one granddaughter, Aubrey Nichols.

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Beth Sergent - Editor Ohio Valley Publishing

About Beth Sergent:

Beth Sergent is a 14-year veteran of Ohio Valley Publishing, beginning her career as a staff writer at The Daily Sentinel in 2004 in Pomeroy, Ohio, before being transferred to the Point Pleasant Register in Point Pleasant, W.Va., in 2011, eventually becoming managing editor. In 2016, Sergent was promoted to editor of Ohio Valley Publishing which includes the Sentinel, Register, Gallipolis Daily Tribune and Sunday Times-Sentinel. Sergent graduated with honors from Marshall University with a degree in English (writing intensive) and is a native of Point Pleasant, W.Va. She has been recognized by the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors for her work as a columnist and feature writer. She enjoys kayaking and hiking in her spare time.

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Brenda Davis - Advertising

About Brenda Davis:

Brenda has been a resident of Meigs County most of her life and has been an advertising representative for The Daily Sentinel for 12 years. She and her husband Jeff, have two daughters and six grandchildren.

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Sarah Thompson - Advertising

About Sarah Thompson:

Sarah is a proud mother of four children. Daughter Allyson is a softball player at Capital University, and her three sons attend Meigs Local. Sarah's significant other is Randy Wright. She is president of the Big Bend Youth Football League, which hosts eight school districts and more than 400 kids. Sarah is an active sports mom and an avid community member. She attends Ash Street Church and considers herself to have very strong family values.

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Sarah Hawley - Managing Editor

About Sarah Hawley:

Sarah is a lifelong Meigs County resident and a graduate of Southern High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University in the fall of 2008 and began her journalism career in September 2009 as a sports reporter for Ohio Valley Publishing. Her career transitioned to news in December 2011 with The Daily Sentinel. She left the Sentinel for a little more than two years before returning in September 2016 to take on the managing editor's role. She currently lives in Syracuse with her son who attends Meigs Elementary School.

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Bryan Walters - Sports Editor

About Bryan Walters:

Bryan has been a sports writer since the 2000-01 school year, which included a three-year stint at the Jackson Times-Journal before joining the Ohio Valley Publishing staff in the fall of 2004.

He was named sports editor in April 2015.

A 1995 honors graduate of Jackson High School, Bryan has won several state awards for his journalistic efforts and also serves as a member of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

Bryan and his wife, Stacey, currently reside in Jackson, Ohio.

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Alex Hawley - Sports Writer

About Alex Hawley:

Alex is a lifelong Meigs County resident and has worked in the Ohio Valley Publishing sports department since January 2012.

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